Middle Level Endorsements

UW Bothell offers three Middle Level Endorsements for teachers in Washington State:

  • Middle Level Humanities;
  • Middle Level Math
  • Middle Level Science

Middle Level Endorsements enable an individual to teach in grades 4 - 9 in a specific subject area.

We have two distinct programs for adding these endorsements: a Pathway 2 program for qualified, currently certified teachers; and an integrated Pathway 3 program for the students currently enrolled in our teacher education programs. Please refer the column below that applies to your situation.

Information for

Certified Teachers
You are eligible to add a Middle Level Endorsement via Pathway 2, if you have:

  1. Taught for 90 days in your current endorsement area
  2. And have a Washington State Teacher Certification with an endorsement in one of the following subject areas:
  • Designated Science: Biology/Chemistry/Earth and Space Science/Physics
  • Science
  • Elementary Education
  • English/Language Arts
  • History
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Technology Education
  • Middle Level Science

Information for Current or Future:

K-8 Teacher Certification Students

You are eligible to add a Middle Level Endorsement via Pathway 3 inconjunction with your enrollment in either the K-8 Teacher Certification Program or the Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification M.Ed.

Please see the web pages for your specific program for more information.

You can find more information about teacher certification and pathways to adding endorsements on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website.


Washington State Educator Retooling Program

The Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board has conditional loan scholarships available for teachers adding Middle Level (ML) endorsements in Math and Science through the Educator Retooling Program.

In addition, unemployed educators (including substitute teachers) with endorsements in Elementary Education can waive the 90 day experience requirement for adding a ML Math or Science Endorsement via a Pathway 2 program.